Complete list of materials, publications and activities of the RECOTRANS PROJECT.

[10/04/2019] - RECOTRANS 18Months Meeting

 

The fourth consortium meeting of the RECOTRANS Project was held in coincidence with its 18 months of life. The meeting, hosted by both Istanbul Technical University and Mercedes Benz Turkey, took place in Istanbul during 3rd and 4th of April 2019.

The first day, at Istanbul Technical University, partners could present and discuss about already finished Work Packages and the progress of the ongoing ones.

Work package 1 was ended up in M18, therefore the final demonstrator designs were already completed.

In the work package 2 new experiments were carried out in order to define the most suitable procedure for the laser assisted metal-polymer joining by Tecnoclad. The adhesion between the metal part and composite samples manufactured with different resins developed by ARKEMA were assessed. Besides, an extensive information provided by the computational modelling carried out by ITÜ of the novel thermoplastic resin and the long fibre reinforced composite provided a better approach of the raw material behaviour.

During the work package 3 and 4 explanation, Fraunhofer ICT showed the evaluation of the numerical simulation of microwave (MW) field inside the mould for the RTM and pultrusion process. This is a key aspect in order to define the curing parameters with the MW where Synthesites and INEA will monitor the curing cycle. Additionally, the mould design for the three demonstrators started to be analysed (MBT-Far-UK, Gestamp and STAV-Polymec).

In parallel, CTAG defined the relevant information for the LCA study and its economic analysis. Results from this assessment will show the economic costs of the new process compared with the conventional processes.

The second day, at Mercedes Benz Turkey, partners had time for working in groups for the Automotive, Truck and Train demonstrators and, additionally, an exploitation workshop was held.

In the forthcoming months, the manufacturing of moulds for the RTM and pultrusion processes will start alongside the integration of the MW. The next consortium meeting will take place on October 2019 at the Fraunhofer ICT facilities.

 

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[29/03/2019] - RECOTRANS at JEC World Paris 2019

RECOTRANS was present at JEC World Paris 2019 by AIMPLAS. Our partner was an exhibitor at the fair and explained the Project to interested visitors.

 

 

 

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[14/02/2019] - RECOTRANS at Jornada Composites 360

RECOTRANS rollup was shown at Jornada Composites 360 hosted by AIMPLAS

 

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[31/10/2018] - International Conference & Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites

Abstract, full paper and poster by ARKEMA and SYNTHESITES related to RECOTRANS project were accepted for International Conference & Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites in Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[09/10/2018] - RECOTRANS 12Months Meeting

The third consortium meeting of the RECOTRANS Project was held on the 4th October, in coincidence with its 12 months of life. The meeting, hosted by CTAG, took place in Vigo, where the 13 project partners from 7 different countries could present their progress of the project during the last 12 months, work on technical details and define next steps to be taken.

Additionally, the monitor expert PhD Jiri Muller attended the meeting. We could share with him the progress of the project as well as any improvement for a greater success.

Once the technical requirements were defined in the first 6 months, in the second semester of the project, some trials at the pilot plant level at AIMPLAS facilities have been carried out in order to validate and optimize both the developed materials and the manufacturing process of one of the three finals demonstrator, the train sector.

In the upcoming months, the RTM trials will be carried out at pilot plant level at ICT facilities while the demo and tooling design will be finalised. Finally, the scale-up of the manufacturing process with microwave system and laser joining into the two processes proposed within the project: RTM and Pultrusion, will start in month 25.

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[31/07/2018] - RECOTRANS at FORO EMPLEO Conference and Workshop with Universitat Politècnica de València by STAV.

STAV presented RECOTRANS projects at two events: FORO EMPLEO Conference (april 2018) and Workshop with UPV professors (July 2018).

 

 

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[30/06/2018] - RECOTRANS at Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials consortium (NCEM) meeting

Pitch Event “Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials consortium (NCEM) meeting” at Fraunhofer institute IFAM Munchen by INEA 

 

 

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[28/06/2018] - RECOTRANS presentation at JEC Chicago by MBT

Our partner MBT was speaker at JEC Chiago 2018 with the conference:

Increasing the Quality of Simulations for Advanced Composites in Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles

- Bridging the gap with measurements, to reach better lightweight performance 
- Detecting the effects of the parameters while manufacturing and being under road conditions
- Case studies involving various plastic & FRP parts of trucks and buses

RECOTRANS Project was mentioned

 

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[30/04/2018] - RECOTRANS at Expo day CEEI Valencia by TECNOCLAD

RECOTRANS partner TECNOCLAD has been selected as one of the most innovative companies of 2018 at the EXpo Day CEEI Valencia, where they spoke about the Project.

http://ceeivalencia.emprenemjunts.es/?op=14&n=13412

 

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[24/04/2018] - RECOTRANS at Plastics are Future

RECOTRANS poster was shown at the International Seminar Plastics are Future organized by AIMPLAS.

 

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[12/03/2018] - RECOTRANS 6Months Meeting

The second consortium meeting of the RECOTRANS Project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, was held on the 9th March, in coincidence with its 6 months of live.

The objective of this project is to create a new manufacturing system for obtaining multi-material metal composites products suitable for the transport industry, obtaining high quality lightweight multi-materials at high production rates; reducing production cost, energy consumption and time to market and contributing to reduce CO2 emissions.

The meeting, organized by ARKEMA, was held in Paris, where the most relevant European event in the field of composites, JEC World 2018 was taking place. Additionally, in a conference in this event, the main researcher of the project from AIMPLAS, Anabel Crespo, explained the objectives and progress of the project.

During the meeting, the 13 project partners from 7 different countries could share their progress on the project, work on technical details and to define next steps to be taken.

In the first 6 months of the project, the progress has been focused on the requirements definition, either from the material and production system, for the three demonstrators that will be produced in the project (parts for automotive, truck and railway sector), together with the selection and adaptation of materials. The consortium has also published the first public deliverable of the project about regulatory, standardization and safety issues in the transport sector, which is available through the project website www.recotransproject.eu.

Next steps will be the definition and design of the three demonstrators, the final formulation of the materials, the definitions of the laser technology parameters and the integration of the microwave technology into the Resin Transfer Moulding and pultrusion lines.

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[08/03/2018] - RECOTRANS at JEC World 2018

RECOTRANS Project was present at JEC World 2018 in Paris. Anabel Crespo, senior project researcher from AIMPLAS, explained the project during in a conference in the event.

The title of the conference was Recyclable multi-material composites, and it treated the fllowing issues:

- MW radiation for composite curing
- Laser joining
- Long fiber thermoplastic composites

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[23/02/2018] - RECOTRANS at Polymer & Nanocomposites Symposium and Seminar

RECOTRANS was presented at Polymer & Nanocomposites Symposium and Seminar at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul / TURKEY with the title “Composite and Hybrid Lightening Solutions for Automotive Industry”.

 

 

 

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[16/10/2017] - RECOTRANS Kick-off Meeting

Kick-off Meeting of the RECOTRANS Project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, was held on the 5th October.

The objective of this project is to create a new manufacturing system for obtaining multi-material metal composites products suitable for the transport industry, obtaining high quality lightweight multi-materials at high production rates; reducing production cost, energy consumption and time to market and contributing to reduce CO2 emissions.

At this first meeting, the 13 project partners from 7 different countries could share their general view of the project and to plan in detail the steps to be taken in the next 6 months.

During this first stage of the project, the progress will focus on the requirements definition, either from the material and production system, for the three demonstrators that will be produced in the project (parts for automotive, truck and railway sector), together with the selection and adaptation of materials. 

During the meeting, partners also visited AIMPLAS’s facilities, where the meeting was held, and TECNOCLAD’s (project partner) facilities, both in Paterna (Valencia – SPAIN).

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 768737


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